Reuse clothes and textiles
Latest clothes swap shop
Saturday 31 July 11am-5pm
St Barnabas Church Hall, Shacklewell Row, Dalston, London, E8 2EA.
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Do you often find your wardrobe filled with unloved and unworn clothes that you may wish to dispose of?
Around Hackney, there are 90 clothing banks where you can dispose of your unwanted textiles responsibly by donating them to our partnering charities:
- clothes (any kind, all styles)
- shoes (paired)
- accessories (ie bags, scarves, hats etc)
- linen (ie curtains, towels, bed sheets)
- no duvets or pillows
- no overly damaged or stained clothes
Clothes and textiles in good condition will be donated and sold for re-use in charity shops.
Items that aren’t suitable for donations can be recycled and made into new items, such as padding for chairs and car seats or industrial blankets.
So instead of putting your unloved clothes in the rubbish bin, you can give them a second chance in a new home.
Red hangers show clothes banks.
- Saturday 31 July 11am-5pm, St Barnabas Church Hall, Shacklewell Row, Dalston, London, E8 2EA
- September/October TBC
- February/March TBC
We’ll be running these events in partnership with LoanHood.
Restyle and exchange clothes, extend the life of your unworn clothes, and reduce the amount of clothing that gets thrown away.
How it works
- drop: 11am, swap: 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm
- drop: 1.30pm, swap: 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm
We’ll display your items on the token stalls – browse the rails and exchange your tokens for your new preloved clothes.
We’ll also have a power hour from 4 to 5pm for your final swaps. Run out of tokens? There’ll be extra ones available for £1 each (for the last hour) so you can continue shopping. All proceeds go to the charity TRAID.
What can I donate?
Anything you once valued or will be valued by someone else. If you’d give it to a friend, you can bring it?
- women’s, men’s, and children’s clothes, accessories, and footwear
- clean and good quality
- free of faults or minor repairs
- no underwear or swimwear
- we can refuse any items
Please bring no more than 10 items: clothing, accessories or footwear – clean and ready to go to its new home.
Items are assessed and categorised based on RRP (recommended retail price) and condition. This will dictate how many tokens you can swap:
- 1 x token – preloved under £50 RRP
- 2 x token – preloved over £50 RRP and in great condition
The Seam will be on site all day to help with alterations and there’ll be clothes repairs and customisations sessions.
Fashion rental sign-up station
Learn more about the sharing economy, how you can make money from what you already have, and how to reduce your impact on the planet. Join Loanhood for one-to-one guidance.
Our partner charity, TRAID, offers a free home collection service for unwanted clothes. You might choose this option if you’ve recently had a clear out or have a large number of unwanted clothes to donate. Your home collection will be scheduled for a time to suit you. Book your free home collection now.
You can also visit Love Your Clothes for useful tips and videos on how to repair and recycle your clothes.